Tag Archives: Education

Small But Meaningful – Blue 8.0.3 – A Q&A with Director of Product, Nitin Sharma

Blue is Explorance’s holistic Experience Management (XM) platform. It facilitates gathering all the feedback data collected at a Higher Ed institution or Enterprise-level business in one place – supporting data-driven decisions with best-in-class integration, automation, and robust reporting. Blue supports both Student Experience Management (SXM) and Employee Experience Management (EXM) strategies by enabling better course evaluations, survey management, 360 degree reviews, and more. The last Read More

National Education Policy back to drawing board after PM review, to be tweaked further

NEW DELHI: The Human Resource Development Ministry’s proposal to revamp the higher education regulatory regime is back to the drawing board after a detailed review of the draft national education policy by the Prime Minister this week. ET has reliably gathered that each issue of the policy was discussed threadbare at the PM’s review meeting on February 19. Several tough questions, sources Read More

Avoid these mistakes while getting an education loan

If your course costs you 15 lakh, you must calculate boarding and other living expenses and decide your loan amount so as to not borrow more than you require as it will make repayment easier. Representative Image  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images KEY HIGHLIGHTS Avoid going with the first lender. Shop around for the lowest interest, compare interest rate and other Read More

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Damian Hinds signals extra funds for special needs education

  Children protest in Parliament Square to highlight the funding crisis in special education needs and disabilities (Send). Photograph: Imageplotter/Rex/Shutterstock Spending on children with special educational needs and disabilities is expected to be increased after the education secretary said the government recognised the urgent need to relieve pressures on families, councils and schools. Although Damian Hinds declined to put a Read More

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How women created some of the world’s biggest education tech companies

The Department for Education has unveiled plans to build “the best edtech ecosystem in the world”. Photograph: John Birdsall/Alamy Stock Photo/Alamy Stock Photo Everything’s going digital, and that includes education. From homework management apps to virtual reality geometry lessons, there’s plenty on offer from companies competing for a slice of the sizeable global market for online learning. Education technology (edtech) exports Read More

Budget 2019: New education policy on anvil, says Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government will bring a new national educational policy and ₹400 crore has been provided for world class institutions. Presenting the first Budget of the Modi government in its second term, she said a draft legislation for higher education commission will be presented. India has potential to become educational hub, she said while proposing Study Read More

‘Education is Under Fire’ in Afghanistan, the U.N. Children’s Agency Says

Schools in Afghanistan saw the number of attacks triple in a year, according to UNICEF, stoking further concern of deteriorating security and access to education in the country. According to a report released Monday, there were 192 attacks on schools in 2018, up from 68 in 2017. UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore called the attacks senseless, adding that “education is under fire” Read More

International education boom predicted, despite decline in Chinese students

New analysis predicts Australian universities will continue to enjoy “booming” demand from international students despite a forecast drop from China, which dominates the market. While Australia is predicted to this year overtake Britain and become second only to the US as the most popular destination for international students, the analysis notes the dangers of over-reliance on China and the opportunities to Read More

Education, Toothpaste, And The Illusion Of Choice

Many hot topics in education have cooled, but the debate on school choice can still send off sparks.  Unfortunately, they only divert attention from a hidden problem that afflicts virtually all schools. At a recent event hosted by the Washington Post, education reform critic Diane Ravitch called the charter movement “a hoax” that only drains funds from traditional public schools. Read More

Rich economies not a promise of education equality, new report finds

The report incorporates new data from 41, wealthy, member countries of the European Union and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Countries were assessed on their children’s access to quality education, and differences in performance among children from preschool to primary school levels. According to the report, some of the poorest countries surveyed, such as Latvia and Lithuania, Read More